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Chinese Art Expert To Give Talk At U.Va. Nov. 7

October 21, 2002--

WHO: Robert E. Harrist Jr.

WHAT: Ellen Bayard Weedon Lecture –
“The Orchid Pavilion as Event, Artifact and Image”
Reception follows lecture in the U.Va. Art Museum

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153

Robert E. Harrist Jr., professor of Chinese art at Columbia University, will give a talk, “The Orchid Pavilion as Event, Artifact and Image,” in conjunction with the exhibition, “The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art,” on view at the University of Virginia Art Museum through Dec. 22.

Harrist’s talk will focus on the influence of “The Orchid Pavilion Gathering,” a legendary literary event in Chinese history, an enduring theme in Chinese painting and subject of a scroll by Ming Dynasty painter Sheng Mao-yeh, which is on exhibit in the museum’s show. The artist’s depiction of the event, a ritualistic spring purification party held in 353 A.D., inspired a wide range of literary, dramatic and visual art throughout Chinese history.

Harrist lectures widely on Chinese art, calligraphy and landscape representation and is the author of numerous articles, book reviews and exhibition catalogs. His most recent publication, with Wen C. Fong, is “The Embodied Image: Chinese Calligraphy from the John B. Eliot Collection,” in conjunction with an exhibition, of which he was curator, at the Art Museum at Princeton University.

The Ellen Bayard Weedon Lecture by Michael Brand scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, is cancelled.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

For details about the talk, the exhibit and the museum, call (434) 924-3592 or visit the Web site athttp://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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